Black box of crashed Turkish jet found in Iran, 10 bodies recovered

A search team has found the black box of a Turkish private jet that crashed in Iran’s Zagros Mountains on Sunday killing a business heiress and bride-to-be Mina Basaran along with seven of her friends and a three-member women crew returning to Istanbul after a bachelorette party in Dubai. The teams also recovered bodies of 10 of the crash victims on board. Heavy rain and wind at the crash site delayed the landing of the helicopter carrying the search team. Families of the victims arrived on Monday in Shahr-e Kord, the town nearest to the crash site, IRNA reported.  Shahr-e Kord is some 370 kilometres south of capital Tehran. The crashed Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet belonged Basaran Holding which is active in the food, finance, energy, construction, tourism and travel industries. Among the passengers on board were six Turks and two Spaniards. Besides Mina, three other women were also due to be married this summer. Most of them were connected to Turkey’s fashion industry like Mina. The cause of the crash is not known. FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website, says the flight rapidly gained altitude minutes after take-off, then dropped drastically. Sharjah civil aviation authorities said the private jet did not apply for maintenance procedures while it was parked at the airport